John Gatti

JG Associates (Brussels)
Consultant

John Gatti is a self-employed consultant, after spending nearly 10 years as Deputy Head of Unit, Energy and Basic Industries at DG Comp. He did his studies at the University of Birmingham.

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DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG REGIO (Brussels)

Articles

52360 Bulletin

John Gatti The European Commission refers the assessment of a proposed acquisition to the German NCA in the market for the provision of free‑TV services to housing associations (Kabel Baden‑Württemberg/Liberty Global)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2011"* The European Commission refers the assessment of a proposed acquisition to the German competition authority in the market for the provision of free‑TV services to housing associations (Kabel Baden‑Württemberg / Liberty Global) On 17 (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission approves the creation of a joint venture between two Brazilian groups that will combine their respective activities in the orange juice sector (Votorantim / Fischer)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2011"* The Commission approved on 4 May 2011 the creation of a joint venture between the Brazilian groups Votorantim and Fischer that will combine their respective activities in the orange juice sector. Votorantim and Fischer, two (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission prohibits a proposed merger between two Greek airlines companies as it would have resulted in a quasi-monopoly on the Greek air transport market (Aegean Airlines / Olympic Air)

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Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2011* The European Commission has prohibited on 26 January the proposed merger between Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air, as it would have resulted in a quasi-monopoly on the Greek air transport market. This would have led to higher fares (...)

John Gatti The European Commission approves the acquisition of Italian retail banks by French bank concluding that it will not raise any competition concerns (Crédit Agricole of France/Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia)

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Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 10 November 2010 the European Commission approved the acquisition of the retail bank Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia SpA of Italy and a number of other retail bank branches of Intesa SanPaolo in Italy by Crédit Agricole of France, (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission refers the assessment of a joint venture between two German private broadcasters to the competition authorities of Austria and Germany, at their request (RTL / Pro7Sat.1)

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Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2010* On 24 September 2010 the European Commission referred the assessment of the joint venture between the German private broadcasters ProSie-benSat.1 and RTL to the competition authorities of Austria and Germany, at their request. The (...)

John Gatti The European Commission refers parts of a proposed acquisition concerning public passengers transports to the French and Dutch competition authorities, at their request (CDC/Veolia Environment/Transdev/Veolia Transport)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2010"* On 12 August the Commission referred the part of the proposed acquisition that relates to the activities of Veolia Transport and Transdev in France and the Netherlands respectively to the French and Dutch competition authorities, (...)

John Gatti The European Commission partially approves a proposed acquisition of a chemical company and refers part of the assessment to the French authorities (CVC/Univar/Eurochem)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2010"* On 16 July the Commission approved part of the proposed acquisition of the chemical company Eurochem by Univar. The Commission found that Univar‘s acquisition of the Belgian and Dutch activities of Eurochem would not significantly (...)

John Gatti The European Commission refers the assessment of the acquisition of Romanian and Bulgarian daily consumers goods retailers by German retailer to the competition authorities of Bulgaria and Romania (Lidl/Plus Bulgaria/Plus Romania)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2010"* On 28 June the Commission referred the assessment of the acquisition of Plus Bulgaria and Plus Romania by the German retailer Lidl to the competition authorities of Bulgaria and Romania, at their request. Plus Romania and Plus (...)

John Gatti The European Commission partially approves a proposed acquisition of a company active in the production and sale of aggregates and refers part of the assessment to the French and Czech authorities (Eurovia/Tarmac)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2010"* On 10 June the Commission approved part of the proposed acquisition of the aggregates business of Tarmac, belonging to the UK-based Anglo American group, by Eurovia, belonging to the French Vinci group. The Commission found that (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission clears, subject to divestment, the acquisition of a vendor of videoconferencing products with dual headquarters in Norway and in the US (Cisco / Tandberg)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2010" On 29 March the Commission approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Tandberg, a vendor of videoconferencing products with dual headquarters in Norway and in the US, by Cisco of the US. The approval is (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission refers to the Hellenic Competition Authority the examination of a proposed acquisition in the oil sector (Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries / Shell Overseas Holdings)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2010" The Commission has referred to the Hellenic Competition Authority the examination of the proposed acquisition of Shell’s oil sector activities in Greece by Motor Oil of Greece, on 15 March. The transaction includes the creation of (...)

John Gatti The European Commission refers the examination of an acquisition in the wholesale and retail supermarket business to the Dutch Competition Authority (Schuitema/Super de Boer Assets)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2010" On 25 January the Commission referred the acquisition by Schuitema of the Super de Boer assets (SBA) to the Ducth competition authority the Nederlandse Medingingsautoriteit (NMa). Schuitema is engaged in the procurement, (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of a worldwide producer and seller of chocolate and sugar confectionery products by a US food and beverage company (Kraft / Cadbury)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2010" The European Commission cleared, on January, the proposed acquisition of Cadbury PLC of the UK by Kraft Foods Inc. of the US. The decision is conditional upon the divestment of Cadbury’s Polish and Romanian chocolate confectionary (...)

John Gatti The European Commission refers to the French Competition Authority the examination of a joint control acquisition of two companies active in the transport of passengers by a Canadian institutional fund manager (SNCF-P/CDPQ/Keolis/Effia)

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"Merger: main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2009"* In response to a request by France’s Competition Authority, the European Commission decided, on 30 October 2009, to refer to that authority the matter of examining the acquisition of joint control of the French (...)

John Gatti The EU Commission imposes a fine of € 20 M on electricity producer and retailer for acquiring control of a French electricity producer, without having received prior approval under the EU Merger Regulation (Electrabel / CNR)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2009"* The Commission imposed a fine of 20 million euros on Electrabel, an electricity producer and retailer belonging to the Suez Group (now GDF Suez) for acquiring control of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), a French electricity (...)

John Gatti The European Commission conditionally approves an acquisition of a German company active in the construction of turnkey industrial plants by an investment company (IPIC/Man Ferrostah)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2009"* On 13 March 2009, under the EU Merger Regulation, the European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of MAN Ferrostaal of Germany, a general contractor that constructs turnkey industrial plants, by International Petroleum (...)

John Gatti The EU Court of First Instance confirms the European Commission’s discretion analysis to suspend a merger under Article 11(3) of the EC merger regulation (Omya / Huber)

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"Article 11(3) Decisions – the Commission’s Discretion Analysis of the judgment of the Court of First Instance in case T-145/06 Omya v Commission"* The examination of Omya AG’s (Omya) proposed acquisition of J. M. Huber’s precipitated calcium carbonate business (Huber PCC) was one of the most (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission closes its investigation following the parties’ withdrawal of a proposed acquisition in the mining industry (BHP Billiton / Rio Tinto)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2008"* On 26 November the Commission announced that it intended to close its investigation into BHP Billiton‘s proposed acquisition of Rio Tinto following BHP Billiton‘s announcement that it had abandoned the deal and had withdrawn (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission clears a merger between Hungarian and Austrian companies both active in the provision of rail freight transport and freight forwarding services (Rail Cargo Austria / MÁV Cargo)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2008"* On 25 November the Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of MÁV Cargo of Hungary by the Austrian company Rail Cargo Austria (RCA), both active in the provision of rail freight transport and freight forwarding services. (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission approves, subject to divestiture, the acquisition of a network of jet fuel stations in Scandinavia by Norwegian Company (Statoil Hydro / ConocoPhillips)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2008"* On 21 October the Commission gave its approval to the proposed acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ network of Jet fuel stations in Scandinavia by StatoilHydro of Norway following an in-depth investigation opened in May 2008. To (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission conditionally clears an acquisition in the market for production and distribution of TV programs, TV satellite and cable broadcasting (News Corp / Premiere)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2008"* In June a conditional approval was granted to the proposed acquisition of Germany’s pay-TV operator Premiere AG by News Corporation (News Corp) of the US. The approval was granted subject to commitments which would ensure third (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission conditionally clears an acquisition in the wholesale distribution of electrical products and installation material (Rexel / Hagemeyer)

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"Mergers: main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2008"* On 22 February the Commission adopted a conditional clearance decision in relation to Rexel‘s proposed acquisition of the Dutch company Hagemeyer‘s subsidiaries in several EEA countries and in Russia. Hagemeyer and Rexel are (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission clears an acquisition in the engineering and supplying a range of energy and fired waste-to-energy plants for incinerating municipal waste (AEE / Lentjes)

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"Mergers: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2007"* Also in December the Commission cleared the acquisition of Lentjes GmbH of Germany by Energy & Environment AG & Co KG (AEE), which is part of the Austrian A-Tec group. Both AEE and Lentjes are active in engineering (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission declares part of conditions imposed by Spain energy regulator on a proposed acquisition in the energy sector incompatible with EU law and requires their withdrawal (Enel / Acciona / Endesa)

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"Mergers: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2007"* The acquisition of joint control of Endesa by Enel and Acciona was notified to the Commission on 31 May and cleared on 5 July. Under the relevant national law, Enel and Acciona requested the Spanish energy regulator (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission clears, subject to divestiture, an acquisition in the glass-fibre reinforcements sector (Owens Corning/Saint Gobain Vitrotex)

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"Mergers: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2007"* On 24 October the Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of the glass-fibre reinforcements and composite fabrics businesses (‘Vitrotex‘) of the French Compagnie de Saint-Gobain (Saint-Gobain) by Owens Corning of the US. (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission clears a merger in the electronic travel distribution services through a global distribution system (GDS) (Travelport / Worldspan)

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Article originally published in DG Competition’s Competition Policy Newsletter, as Competition Policy Newsletter 2007-3, p. 57 (click here), under the title "Mergers: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2007". Please note that all articles published in the CPN are subject to a disclaimer: "The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission. Responsibility for the information and views expressed lies entirely with the authors. Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information." © European Union.

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers the examination of a proposed acquisition in the satellite communications services to the UK OFT (Apax Partners /Telenor Satellite)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2007"* In May the UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) formally requested the Commission, pursuant to Article 22 of the Merger Regulation, to examine the proposed acquisition of Norwegian Telenor Satellite Services, a company providing (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refuses to refer the examination of a concentration in the telecommunications sector to the Bulgarian competition authority (AIG Capital Partners/Bulgarian Telecommunications Company)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2007"* In July the Commission received a request for the referral of this case under Article 9(2) (a) and 9(2) (b) of the EU Merger Regulation from the Bulgarian Competition Authority, but decided to deal with the case itself. The (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers the assessment of an acquisition in the food and non-food retailing sector to the Polish Competition Authority (Carrefour/Ahold Polska)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2007"* On 10 April 2007, and following the request of the Polish Competition Authority, the Commission referred the assessment of the acquisition of Ahold Polska of Poland by Carrefour of France to the Polish Competition (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission, after an in-depth investigation, unconditionally approves a merger in the satellite equipment manufacturing industry (Thales/Meccanica/AAS/Telespazio)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2007"* Following an in-depth investigation the Commission decided on 4 April to grant an unconditional clearance to the proposed acquisition by Thales of France of Alcatel‘s shareholdings in the Alcatel Alenia Space (AAS) of (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission clears, subject to divestiture, an acquisition of a company active in the healthcare services by a private equity funds (APW / APSA / Nordic Capital / Capio)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2007"* On 16 March the Commission approved the proposed acquisition of joint control of Capio AB, a Swedish provider of healthcare services, by the private equity funds Apax Partners Worldwide LLP (“APW”) of the UK, Apax Partners (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers certain aspects of a proposed acquisition in the steel industry to the German competition authority (Cronimet Remondis Alfa/TSR)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2007"* In February the Commission acceded to the request of the German competition authority to refer certain aspects of the proposed acquisition of TSR by Cronimet, Remondis and Alfa Acciai to it for examination under German (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission unconditionally approves an acquisition on the paper production industry following an in-depth investigation (Glatfelter/Crompton)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2006"* On 20 December the Commission gave its unconditional approval to the proposed takeover of Crompton‘s Lydney paper mill by Glatfelter of the US. This approval followed an in-depth Phase II investigation. Glatfelter is a US (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission approves a merger in the manufacturing and supplying of analytical instruments, scientific equipment, consumables and services to the scientific community (Fisher/Thermo Electron)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2006"* On 9 November the Commission approved the proposed acquisition of Fisher Scientific International Inc. by Thermo Electron Corporation. Both Thermo and Fisher are US companies active in the field of manufacturing and (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission partially clears a concentration in the building materials sector and refers the examination of the impact of the proposed acquisition on the UK aggregates, asphalt and road surfacing market to the OFT (Foster Yeoman/Aggregate Industries)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2006"* In September clearance was given of the proposed take-over of UK company Foster Yeoman by Aggregate Industries. The clearance related only to markets outside the UK. At the same time, at the request of the UK’s Office of (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission acknowledges the withdrawal of an acquisition in the market for standard ISO tank containers (China International Marine Containers / Burg Group)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2006"* A proposed acquisition by China International Marine Containers (“CIMC”) of the Dutch Burg Group (“Burg”) which had been notified in February was effectively abandoned during the Commission’s Phase II investigation. The transaction had (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers the examination of a concentration in the soft-drinks industry to the Italian competition authority (Coca-Cola/Fonti del Vulture)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2006"* On 9 March the Commission received a notification of Coca-Cola’s planned acquisition of the Italian mineral water producer Fonti del Vulture. The Coca-Cola Company (‘TCCC‘) owns trademarks and supplies soft drink concentrates, (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger between a U.S. healthcare group and a U.S. competitor specialized in cardiovascular medical products (Boston Scientific / Guidant)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2006"* On 11 April the Commission approved the planned acquisition by US healthcare group Boston Scientific Corporation (‘Boston Scientific‘) of its competitor Guidant Corporation (Boston), a US company specialised in cardiovascular (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission approves the acquisition of sole control of Danish regional electricity incumbents by Danish state-owned gas incumbent (DONG / Elsam / E2)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2006"* On 14 March 2006 the Commission approved the acquisition of sole control of Elsam and Energi E2 (‘E2‘), regional electricity generation incumbents in Denmark, and of Kobenhavns Energi Holding A/S (‘KE‘) and Frederiksberg Elnet A/S (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission partially clears a merger in the retailing sector and refers part of the examination to the Slovakian competition authority (Carrefour/Tesco)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2006"* The proposed acquisition, which was notified on 4 November, involved the acquisition of sole control of the Czech and Slovak business of the undertaking Carrefour (France) by Tesco (UK). Tesco, based in the UK, is active in (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission partially clears and refers for examination to the German Bundeskartellamt an acquisition in the construction industry (Züblin/FIMAG)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January and 30 April 2006"* The proposed acquisition, which was notified on 26 August, involved the acquisition of control of the German construction company Züblin by FIMAG, the holding company of the Austrian Strabag construction group. The Strabag Group (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger leading to the creation of the largest European producer of generic medicines (Novartis / Hexal / Eon Labs)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2005"* The Commission authorised the acquisition of Hexal, a German producer of generic medicines, and its US sister company Eon Labs by Novartis, in a deal which creates the largest European producer of generic medicines. The clearance (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission conditionally clears the creation of two joint ventures resulting from French electronics company merging its space activities with Italian Defence and engineering company (Alcatel / Finmeccanica)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* The European Commission cleared the creation of two joint ventures resulting from the French electronics company Alcatel merging its space activities with those of Alenia Spazio and Telespazio, part of the Italian Defence and (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission acknowledges the withdrawal of a proposed joint acquisition in the digital rights management (DRM) industry (Microsoft / Time Warner / Contentguard)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* Microsoft and Time Warner had notified the Commission of their intention to acquire joint control of Contentguard. Contentguard is one of the main Digital Rights Management (DRM) patent-holders. The Commission launched an (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers to the German competition authority the examination of a concentration in the cable networks industry (Ish/Iesy)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* In February, the European Commission referred, pursuant to Article 9.2 of the Merger Regulation, the examination of the proposed acquisition of the North Rhine-Westphalian network cable operator ‘Ish’ by the Hessian cable operator (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers to the UK OFT the examination of a proposed acquisition in the private care home market for elderly (NHP/Blackstone Group)

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"Mergers — Main developments between 1 January to 30 April 2005"* In February, following the request of the UK Office of Fair Trading (‘OFT’), the European Commission decided to refer the acquisition of NHP plc by the US Blackstone Group to the UK competition authority for examination. Both (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission approves the proposed acquisition by a US manager of investment funds of a company active in the production of seeds (Fox Paine/Adventa)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2004"* The Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the proposed acquisition of Dutch-based seed producer Advanta B.V. by Swiss-based Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Syngenta Crop Protection AG is a subsidiary of Syngenta (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission authorizes the acquisition of Dutch-based seed producer by a Swiss producer, both active in breeding, production, processing and sale of various kinds of seeds (Adventa/Syngenta Crop Protection)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2004"* In August the Commission authorised the acquisition of Dutch-based seed producer Advanta B.V. (‘Advanta‘) by the Swiss Syngenta Crop Protection AG. (‘Syngenta CP‘) belonging to Syngenta AG. Syngenta CP and Advanta are both (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission unconditionally approves the acquisition of a French glass container manufacturer by its US-based competitor (BSN Glasspack/Owens-Illinois)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 September and 31 December 2004"* In October the Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition of the French glass container manufacturer BSN Glasspack S.A. by its US-based competitor Owens-Illinois Inc. The glass containers produced by the (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers the examination to the German competition authority of a proposed acquisition in the cable networks industry (Kabel Deutschland/Ish)

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"Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2004"* In June the Commission decided to refer the examination of the intended acquisition of ish GmbH & Co. KG and ish KS NRW GmbH & Co. KG (both together: ‘ish‘), by Kabel Deutschland GmbH (KDG), the operator of the North (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission accepts the request of the Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs to refer the examination of the entire transaction arising from the agreements between two Belgian companies about the supply of electricity and gas to eligible customers in the Brussels region (Sibelga / Electrabel)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2003 and 31st December 2003"* On 19 December 2003 the Commission decided to accept the request of the Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs to refer the examination of the entire transaction arising from the agreements between Sibelga and (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The EU Commission grants an unconditional approval of a merger in the electrical household appliances in relation to Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the UK (SEB / Moulinex)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2003 and 31st December 2003"* On 11 November 2003 the Commission granted an unconditional approval of the SEB/Moulinex merger in relation to Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom. In January 2002 the Commission had (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran The European Commission refers to the Italian competition authorities the examination of the proposed acquisition of Italian tobacco company (Ente Tabacchi Italiani, British American Tobacco)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2003 and 31st December 2003"* On 23 October 2003 the Commission decided to refer to the Italian competition authorities the examination of the proposed acquisition of Italian tobacco company Ente Tabacchi Italiani by British American (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission approves the creation of a joint venture bringing together the DCPD RIM (synthetic rubber) activities of two Japanese manufacturers (Zeon / Teijin)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 12 August the Commission approved the proposed creation of a joint venture bringing together the DCPD RIM (dicyclopentadiene reaction injection moulding) activities of Zeon and Teijin. On 30 June Zeon and Teijin (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The European Commission authorizes the acquisition of joint control by two investment companies of German based academic and professional publisher (Candover/Cinven/BertelsmannSpringer)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 29 July the Commission decided to authorise the acquisition of joint control by the investment companies Candover and Cinven of the German based academic and professional publisher BertelsmannSpringer. The transaction (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission clears the acquisition of the vitamins and fine chemicals division of a Swiss pharmaceutical company by a Dutch company after a detailed investigation (DSM / Roche)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 23 July 2003, the European Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of the Vitamins and Fine Chemicals division of Swiss company Roche by Dutch-based company DSM after a detailed investigation. The Commission had (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission refuses the request of the French authorities for the partial referral of a merger case in the publishing edition in France (Vivendi Universal Publishing/Lagardere)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 14 May 2003, the French authorities lodged an application asking that the planned acquisition of Vivendi Universal Publishing (VUP) by the French conglomerate Lagardère be referred to them under Article 9 of the Merger (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The European Commission authorizes an acquisition in the mining industry concluding that the change from joint to sole control does not give rise to new competition concerns (Caemi/CVRD)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* In July the Commission authorised CVRD‘s proposed acquisition of sole control of Caemi, currently controlled by the Japanese iron ore trader Mitsui and CVRD. CVRD acquired joint control of Caemi as a result of a (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The European Commission clears a merger between two Japanese manufacturers of cameras, photocopiers and other imaging products (Minolta/Konica)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 11 July the Commission decided to clear the proposed acquisition of Minolta by Konica, two Japanese manufacturers of cameras, photocopiers and other imaging products. Both Konica and Minolta develop and manufacture (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission approves after an in-depth investigation the creation of a joint venture between two German chemical producers (Celanese / Degussa)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 11 June the Commission approved the proposed creation of a Joint Venture between the German chemical producers Celanese and Degussa. The parties will contribute most of their oxo chemicals businesses to the Joint (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU Commission conditionally approves a linkup between an Austrian power company and five regional power suppliers (Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts / EnergieAllianz)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* On 11 June the Commission also approved a linkup between the Austrian power company Österreichische Elektrizitätswirtschafts-AG (Verbund) and five Austrian regional power suppliers grouped together as EnergieAllianz, (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The European Commission refers part of a proposed merger between dairy products companies to the UK competition authorities and clears the operation for the remaining product and geographical markets (Express Dairies/Aria Foods)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* The European Commission decided, 10 June 2003, to refer part of the proposed merger between Danish-based dairy products company Arla Foods and Britain’s Express Dairies to the UK competition authorities, which then (...)

John Gatti, Mary Loughran, Ulrich von Koppenfels The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s rejection of a proposed purchaser of divested petrol stations in a merger between two leading oil companies (TotalFina / Elf)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1st May and 31st August 2003"* This judgement finds that the Commission did not go beyond the limits of its discretionary power in assessing whether the applicants could be accepted as buyers of certain assets in the course of divestitures on which a (...)

John Gatti, Jon Denness The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, a concentration creating the world’s largest packaging company (Crown Cork and Seal/Carnaud MetalBox)

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"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission authorised the proposed acquisition of Carnaud Metalbox S.A. by Crown Cork & Seal, Inc., subject to the fulfilment of divestiture commitments made by Crown in order to meet the competition concerns identified by (...)

John Gatti, Jon Denness The European Commission grants a partial derogation from the suspension of the implementation of a proposed merger in the manufacture and sale of tissue products (Kimberly-Clarke/Scott Paper)

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"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission decided to initiate proceedings under the Merger Regulation in relation to the proposed merger between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Scott Paper Company on 12 September 1995. Both companies are based in the United (...)